My juniper trees have a HUGE amount of seeds (the blue in the photo). If I was into making gin I would be ecstatic. I'm betting I'll be seeing baby juniper trees sprouting up in every flower bed next year.
My dwarf red apple tree is blooming. Can't imagine that being a good sign for next year's production.
In spite of the drought conditions, the walnuts produced a bumper crop of fruit. The internal survival gene for our family of squirrels has gone into warp mode. They spend the day digging and burying. Another bumper crop of young walnut trees will emerge next year.
The perennial flowers holding their own are pinks, sedium, phlox, asters and a couple of my hardy roses: "Julia Child" and a red "Knockout."
I agree with others, the foliage did turn into one of the most beautiful fall shows of color I can remember. Granted they are falling fast, but I'm still marveling at even the most mundane plant's bright colors.
The leaves of my hosta are a blazing gold this year. We haven't had a hard enough freeze to make them go to mush.
|Catalpa seed pods|
A walk along our road showed the many wildflowers, native grasses and weeds in beautiful colors.
I'm hopeful the four inches of rain we received this week will be the beginning of replenishing the water supply in our area. Agreed it's making harvesting corn and soybeans more difficult. Saw several farmers picking in the rain. I'm guessing that corn was headed for the local ethanol plant. They can use wet corn since they process it on site.
What's been the oddities in your gardens this fall? Are they beautiful, scary or a puzzlement?